So lately I’ve been asked quite a few times how I manage to still eat healthily when I’m not at home, and I thought it would be good to do a series of posts to help out anybody who might be struggling for ideas. When I’m at work I almost always take food with me, most work places have a fridge and a microwave, which makes it very easy to bring something with you to heat up on your dinner break. Taking food to work with me also saves me a lot of money because I’m not buying my dinners every day anymore!
In this post I’ve just grabbed a couple of pictures of dinners I’ve brought to work with me over the past few months, I hope it gives some inspiration!Salads are always a winner! They’re very easy to throw together, and don’t need heating up again. I prep any veg that needs cutting up like bell peppers, tomatoes, etc and keep them in tupperware in the fridge so no matter how lazy I’m feeling I never have an excuse to not be healthy because I can just chuck it all together to make a salad, or throw the same things in a frying pan to whip up a quick stir fry! My salads usually consist of a base of either lettuce or spinach, with bell peppers, tomato, cucumber, and then whatever else goes with the particular salad I’m throwing together. Favourite combinations include:
Tuna, either on it’s own or mixed with avocado (instead of mayo) pickles and peas
Feta cheese with olives and sweetcorn (maybe not as much feta as pictured here…), and occasionally I will just have an avocado salad, as avocados are actually a good source of protein.
My rule is just to always make sure I am having protein with every meal in some form.Gemsmaquillage pizza rolls which are absolutely delicious and I always look forward to. I do get tired of just eating salad every day, but I don’t always buy wraps in, so I quite often just take chicken and vegetables in a box and heat them up in the microwave. I usually just take green beans because they are my favourite greens, but you could take whatever you like. I usually just take them frozen in a freezer bag and microwave them at work but sometimes I will precook them to reduce the time I hog the microwave. Leftovers are often a good option too, especially if you are prone to making twice as much food as you actually need in an ‘eyes far bigger than stomach’ scenario after a long day. I’ve taken many a left over stir fry to work with me! I hope this has given you some inspiration, and shown that you don’t need to spend hours slaving away making yourself anything too fancy the night before, I for one will just be chucking last night’s roast chicken leftovers in a tupperware box with a freezer bag of greens in the morning on my way out the door in the morning tomorrow! Let me know if you’d like to see more posts like this!